|Originally posted by Wriggley:|
What is the consencis (?) on aftermarket stainless steel braided brake lines
Sold by TFS and other vendors just to make money
. TFS BTR and others often sell many parts that are crap or illegal to use on the street.
SS Compared to New
OE type hoses you can't tell from foot effort and newer SAE J1401 hose (like use in Raybestos PG Plus and other Pro Grade lines) have even more strength and cancel most claims of SS makers and vendors. SAE standards are used worldwide and many are in FMVSS CMVSS(Canada) rules.
If SCHAUMBURG is in a EU or whatever county then may not be legal to run on the street and can fail inspections etc for non OE type brake lines because DOT testing for SS hoses and other aftermarket parts often does not apply in other countries.
I install Raybestos PG Plus and others on many cars and Never have problems. I was a mechanic years ago and never install SS lines on customers cars because of legal problem if they have a crash. X brand claiming DOT106 is BS. SS suppliers said they pass DOT106 testing but means nothing
when you add brackets etc to control where hoses can rub. Most buyers do not understand how tests are done and by who. (Clue: Not
US Gov except maybe to recall parts.) Many SS makers Void their Warranty when buyer use whatever to control rubbing etc.
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[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 10-12-2017).]